- Associated Press - Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Fairfax County fire officials say two people died in an early morning home fire in Falls Church.

Authorities say the single-story home in the 3100 block of Manor Road was engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived about 3:20 a.m. Wednesday. Firefighters say a dog and a cat also died in the blaze.

Fire officials say firefighters brought the fire under control in about 30 minutes. The first victim was found during an initial search of the home and the second victim was discovered during a subsequent search.

Fairfax County Fire and Rescue spokesman Dan Schmidt says the cause of the fire is under investigation. The identities of the victims were not immediately released pending notification of family members.